Social

Health

Basic Approach

The ENEOS Group believes that focusing on the health of our employees and their families results in a vibrant, productive workforce, bringing vitality to our organization. This in turn is the driving force for the achievement of our growth strategies and the source of our competitiveness.
Accordingly, we have included health as a standard in the ENEOS Group Code of Conduct and are implementing health-related initiatives.

ENEOS Group Code of Conduct (excerpt)
  1. 4.Health enhancement
    1. (1)Health is the core element of our business continuity and development. We take active measures to maintain and enhance the mental and physical health of individuals employed by our group companies.
    2. (2)We endeavor to identify and evaluate health disorders related to our business activities and promote measures to reduce such risks. We also collect and provide information to external sources in order to ensure the sustainable development of occupational health.

Structure

The Human Rights Promotion and Human Resource Development Committee, chaired by the officer (director) responsible for the Human Resources Department of ENEOS Holdings, has been established under the ENEOS Group CSR Council, which is chaired by the president of ENEOS Holdings.
The committee shares information about initiatives by Group companies and determines focus items regarding health.
In addition, departments in charge of human resources at Group companies take on the role of promoting health enhancement measures. At our sites in Japan, meetings of health and safety committees or health committees are convened each month for discussions on health between the companies and labor unions or employee representatives.

For more information about our structure, see Structure for Promoting Human Rights, Human Resource Development and Health.

Major Initiatives

Employee Health Management

In addition to providing regular health screenings and annual medical examinations, both in Japan and overseas, the ENEOS Group1 offers cancer screenings2 and works to prevent infectious diseases3. For employees on overseas assignments, we offer vaccinations as required and medical support. In fiscal 2019, we launched proactive initiatives to thoroughly eliminate the risk of passive smoking in accordance with Japan's Health Promotion Act.
In fiscal 2018, 100% of employees underwent regular health screenings, while the cancer screening rate was 65%. We will continue our efforts to promote cancer screening in order to further improve the screening rate.
For employees diagnosed with medical issues, we ensure follow-up care through efforts such as encouraging these employees to undergo further testing as needed.

  1. 1Data from ENEOS Holdings and core operating companies
  2. 2Subsidies and fees for physical exams as part of regular health screening
  3. 3Influenza vaccination (subsidized through company health insurance), work exemption for measles vaccination, etc.

Mental Health Measures

To help prevent mental health issues, the ENEOS Group makes effective use of a stress check system.
This system improves employee awareness of stress. For individual follow-up for those facing high levels of stress, we offer sessions with occupational physicians. Additional measures include systems for counseling with external counselors.
We also conduct organization analysis and provide advice and assistance towards improvements in high-stress work environments.

Health Measures for Employees Traveling and Working Overseas

To prevent illness in employees traveling and working overseas, the ENEOS Group actively implements measures such as vaccinations for employees traveling to certain destinations as recommended on the website of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare's Quarantine Information Office.
ENEOS stockpiles supplies for its overseas sites as a safety measure against the spread of new types of influenza.
As a measure against malaria, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration has formulated standards for travel to malaria-prone regions. The standards state that the company will bear the cost of anti-malaria medication for employees traveling overseas under certain conditions, and take appropriate measures if an employee is infected.

External Evaluation of Our Health Management

In February 2019, JXTG Holdings was selected as a brand of the 2019 Health & Productivity Stock Selection, a program jointly organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In addition, JXTG Holdings and its core operating companies received recognition as a Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization (White 500), which they also received last year.
JXTG Holdings' health management initiatives are introduced in external seminars and informational magazines in order to promote the growth of health and productivity management.

Industrial Hygiene

The ENEOS Group carries out industrial hygiene activities to prevent health hazards to workers at refineries, plants and other business sites. In particular, we are implementing measures against exposure to chemical substances and noise.

Measures Against Exposure to Chemical Substances

Employee testing for exposure using individual samplers

ENEOS conducts voluntary risk assessments using individual samplers to test for specific chemical substances that pose health risks in the work environments of refineries and other facilities. Based on the results of these assessments, we implement appropriate countermeasures to mitigate such risks.

Measures Against Exposure to Noise

Noise measurement

ENEOS is taking measures against exposure to occupational noise in its refineries, plants and other business sites to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
Comprehensive noise measurements are carried out in areas of refineries and plants with potentially high noise levels, such as those where production equipment is located, to identify areas with noise levels of 85 decibels or higher, the reference value for preventing noise-induced hearing loss. Based on these measurements, we have developed workplace maps for visual identification of areas that exceed the standard noise level. We have also established rules for each refinery whereby workers are required to refer to these maps and wear appropriate ear protection, such as ear plugs or ear muffs, when working in areas with high noise levels.

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